Promising Outlook For New York.: More Horses Than Last Year Available for the Opening of Racing at Jamaica., Daily Racing Form, 1916-05-12


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i J I j • ; 1 i I I • i ! I ■ i • I 1 •, ; i t • t • 1 l ■ - t I r I PROMISING OUTLOOK FOR NEW YORK. More Horses Than Last Year Available for the I Opening of Racing at Jamaica. Ry Ed Cole. New York, May 11. — As the day approaches for -the opening of the racing season hereabouts the local tracks present scenes of general activity. The stables are filling up to a marked degree, in fact ! there are already more horses quartered hereabouts ■ than there were on the opening day last year. This indicates larger fields and more contention in the races. Many of the stables have already moved to j Jamaica, where the sport will begin this year, though quite a number will be trained at Delmont lark. which is close enough to the Jamaica track to permit the walking of horses to the scene of action without distressing them to any great extent. While the horses are lieing hurried along as much as possible, the majority are still at least two weeks backward in condition as compared with last year. This is due to the long winter, which checked all outside work until late in the spring. This is emphasized by the horses from winter tracks that have been racing in Maryland. Few eastern horsemen had material ready for Maryland and those which were sent there have shown a decided lack of preparation. They are just beginning to round into form, and from now on the majority of the horses campaigned at New Orleans and other winter tracks may be relegated to the rear. Naturally the foreign-bred horses are attracting more attention than the domestic product on the Long Island tracks these days. Every horseman is trying to get a line on them to find out if possible what he has to beat. One of the dockers who has been a close observer for the past week or two claims that while there may be some good horses among the foreign juveniles, there are also many good prospects among those foaled in this country. "I dont know what Walter Jennings is going to bring here from Kentucky, but he will have to trot out something above the average to hold his own with those which have been seen on these tracks," said the clocker. "Phil Chinn has just landed here with ten or twelve horses that look promising, and John Maddens band, from outward appearances, are up to his usual standard. In fact he has one or two extra good lookers in his string. There are so many young horses in training that one cannot yet get a line on them with any regard to correctness. In a couple of weeks we shall know-more about them." Judging from general appearances, the horses that have been trained here will not be up to their real form until they have raced a time or two. None of the high-class horses has been hurried, which indicates that some of the handicaps on the opening days may be won by horses of inferior quality that are in good condition. While Andrew Miller will try and send Roamer to the post at Jamaica or Delmont Park, it is a sure thing he cannot give a genuine account of himself over a long route. It iias lieen said that Hildreths string belonging to August Delmont are in fair condition. Hildreth has them pretty high in flesh, following his usual method in the spring. He is a firm believer in building horses up and should any of his string have a high appearance when they walk out of the paddock it must not always be construed they are not fit. Mr. Ireece has a dozen at Delmont lark. and while it may not be the most fashionable string of horses which carry the bluest blood, he has what is usually termed a useful outfit. Captain E. D. Cassatt does not claim anything extraordinary for his stable this year in the two-year-old line though he intimates he has one young - ster that is far better than any of those he introduced last year. In his own words he says: "Im afraid my lot will not liother anybody much, though I have one youngster which is promising on looks. Hut we can never tell how young horses are going to turn out. The most, promising are sometimes the worst and those which are almost ready for the discard turn out to be superior racing material." It looks as if the Hewlett Day Park meeting will soon be on the racing map for a longer time than two days. The recent two days of racing have been so successful in point of interst that the Rockaway Club is now talking of holding forth on two days more in the autumn after the regular racing season closes. While the fields were small at Hewlett Day lark there was no little interest in the racing on Saturday last. There is a scarcity of good amateur riders at these hunt meetings. After John Tucker and Tommy Wright, there is not one which can be conscientiously added to the list of good riders. These facts make the races pretty much one-sided ami the regulars look upon these two riders as holding the winning hand at all times. Things are lively at the Jamaica track where racing will Iiegin next Thursday with nearly all the big stables represented. Mr. Andrew Miller has decided to start his champion of the past two years. Roamer, in the Kings County Handicap on Saturday, May 20 over its mile and one-sixteenth course. Jack Goldsborough, Roamers trainer will take him to Jamaica next Tuesday where lie will get his final work for the race. The race will be one of Roamers preliminaries for the Kentucky Handicap to be run about two weeks later. It is probable several imported horses will be seen at Jamaica, many having been nominated for the stakes. James Fitz«inimons will have the largest string of horses with thirty -three in charge. The committee of the United Hunts Association gave an informal luncheon today at the Turf and Field Club. After luncheon the guests inspected the improvements at the Delmont Park Terminal track, where racing will be conducted next Saturday and Wednesday. Some rich events are sched-" ulcd. the members of the association having sub- • scriliod 5,000 for distribution this year. The four three-year-olds Daffouilleur, Esprit Gau- ** lois. Mahwah and Trouble Fete, imported from France by Mr. Clarence Mackuy. will be trained this year by Charles F. Hill, mid probably race in is s the name of Mr. Hill. All but Mahwah are well - engaged ill stakes and Esprit Gaulois and Trouble f Fete have been nominated for the Hamilton Derby. 1 ,

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